It's been a while since I've posted so I don't really know where to begin. This semester is flying by. I only have about five weeks left and I've already made my schedule for my junior year of college (Wow). I'm so excited and anxious about my future in general. Every day I get more determined to make my dreams come true and I see them closer and closer. This of course takes hard work and that's what this semester has been all about. I'm working on my third film, a web series, and a show this semester. I've performed at a few open mics and have been working on my music as well. I just won a big scholarship by the name of the Studs Terkel Scholarship. It was a scholarship in the memory of a man who spent his entire life "story telling". He made sure the people who didn't have a voice were heard. This is something I strive to do each day so this scholarship really meant a lot to me. I wrote and a recorded a spoken word that I wrote just for this scholarshp. I was so thrilled to win and have the opportunity to attend and perform my piece at the big event with over 250 people attending in Studs Terkel's honor. After my performance, someone came up to me and said, "People who don't know you think you're amazing". That really stuck with me because it showed me that all of my hard work, smiles, and tears are paying off. All I want to do is inspire people. 2016 has already been a rollercoaster ride and it's only April. It's been an exhilirating and fun rollercoaster though. Sometimes things get so tough that I want to give up but I always have that voice in my head telling me to keep going because it will be worth it. My 20th birthday is coming up (April 23rd) and when I think about everything I have gone through so far in my life I can't help but smile. I smile because I overcame every single struggle. This makes me even more confident that I can conquer anything. I don't know what's in store for me but I know it's something spectacular. As I come to a close with this post, I just want to leave you with my favorite quotes: Never give up on your dreams...
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